Happy Garage Sale Trail Day!
One of my favourite days of the year has arrived. It’s Garage Sale Trail Day here in Australia, and it’s a veritable nation-wide feast of trash and treasure. Head over now to the Garage Sale Trail website and search for local sales in your area.
Looking for something specific? Easy. You can search by object! We’re trying to makeover our garden in a budget, so I searched for “plants” and a bevy of sales popped up within 10km from our home. Score!
I’m just about to head off to a garage sale where I spotted a rather lovely mid-century globe, but if you’re anywhere near Alexandria, make a beeline to stylist Megan Morton and Friends’ Greatest Ever Garage Sale at The School.
Megan and her stylist mates are selling a plethora of homewares and styling props, such as a vintage enamel basin in green, Featherstone-esque chairs antique wall scones, party props and designer clothes (last year they had Chanel, this year Easton Pearson, dries von noten, Marni). And if you can’t make the sale in the morning, they will be refreshing and re-stocking their stands for for afternoon visitors.
Melbourne readers might like to check out Frankie and Friends Garage Sale, hosted by the lovely editor of Frankie magazine Jo Walker. You can pick up a bargain from sellers including Pip from Meet me at Mike’s, who is selling big-eyed dolls, vintage books, retro bikes, knick knacks and cute treasures; and Kitiya Palaskas, who is offloading a bunch of studio samples, pre-loved haberdasher, party supplies and colourful vintage trinkets.
Happy hunting, garage sale goers! (And good luck to everyone having a Garage Sale today – hi Mum!).